Sightings 1st and 2nd August

Thursday 2nd August 2007
After morning of rain, it finally cleared up this afternoon. At Slimbridge WWT, two Red Knot in Summer plumage were on South Lake later this afternoon, also four Green Sandpipers, two Spotted Redshanks, 21 Common Redshanks, 18 Dunlin, 35 Lapwings, and Oystercatcher and 300 Black-headed Gulls (Photo of Red Knot below: © Paul Masters).

Wednesday 1st August 2007
Yesterday evening, the male Redstart was still near Stonebench, Elmore, rather elusive but calling vigorously, while at Frampton a Snipe flew over Green Lane and a female Wood Duck was on the canal near Splatt Bridge. On the way back home, a Little Owl was at Elmore.


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